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Korean Feminists in Conversation with the Bible, Church and Society
Edited by Kyung Sook Lee, Kyung Mi Park

This book offers scholars and students outside Korea some insight into what forms feminist biblical interpretation takes in Korea and what approaches Korean feminists adopt for dealing with the Bible in their writing and their professional lives.

The contributors to this book represent a wide spectrum of the Korean feminist Christian movement. They include university and seminary teachers, ministers, and field workers. This book is a product of their numerous meetings and discussions on the practical issues that define contemporary Korean women's lives. In it, the contributors reflect on the diverse situations modern Korean women have faced and continue to struggle with, among them, the traditional religious culture based on Confucianism, economic globalization, postcolonialism, the problems of migrant women labourers, and the trauma of being forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War II. They view these situations in the light of the lives and experiences of women in the Old and New Testaments, and they look to the Bible for resources for dealing with them.

This is socially engaged biblical interpretation. It goes beyond the academic study of the Bible to a wider engagement with the church and with Korean society.

The volume is published in cooperation with Ewha Institute for Women's Theological Studies.


Kyung Sook Lee is Professor of Old Testament and Vice President of the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea.
Kyung Mi Park is Professor of New Testament of the Ewha Womans University and Director of the Ewha Institute for Women's Theological Studies in Seoul, Korea.

Series: Bible in the Modern World, 24
978-1-906055-71-4 hardback
Publication September 2011

Contents
KYUNG SOOK LEE
Neo-Confucian Ideology in the Interpretation of the Book of Ruth: Toward a Cross-checking Hermeneutics

YEONG MEE LEE
Motherhood as a Theological Model for Redemption in the Hebrew Bible

EUN AE LEE
Marriage by Purchase? Mohar in the Hebrew Bible and Korean Society

KYUNG MI PARK
Reading Matthew 20.1-16 from a Non-Developmentalist Perspective

HYUN JU BAE
Embracing Life and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Compassion in Detachment

SEONG HEE KIM
Our (Neither) Mother and (Nor) Father in Heaven: A Postcolonial Reading of the Lord's Prayer

SOON YOUNG KIM
Personal Reflections on Feminist Ministry as a Transforming Power

KUK YOM HAN
Migrant Women and Intermarriage in Korea: Looking at Human Rights with Help from the Book of Ruth

YANI YOO
Women's Leadership Fragmented: Examples from the Bible and the Korean Church

MI KANG YANG
Lessons about Healing: Korean Comfort Women and the Hemorrhaging Woman of Mark 5